Tuesday, December 16, 2008

MIA? Regifting?

Yes I know, I"ve been MIA! Things have just been busy, busy, busy! And mostly on the sewing front all I"ve done was work on those tipsy snowmen. I"m happy to say all 8 are completely DONE! Wooo Hoo!!!

I've also been so busy I've been lax in sharing some of the really cool gifts I"ve gotten this month. Top is a the most adorable and gorgeous wool scraps made into a wreath from Libby! I told her the wool was so pretty I thought about taking it apart and doing something with it!

I got this wonderful repro doll quilt from Heather yesterday! Isn't is AWESOME! Heather (no blog), Laura, Sossy and I drew names back in Sept for our annual small quilt exchange. This year we decided to do Christmas or Winter. Heather got a Tipsy Snowman, Crow and xmas tree quilt and a fabric basket from me (yes - I couldn't decide on xmas or winter so I just did both. It was easier than making a decision!). And she had my name! She decided to do christmas like colors in repro fabrics so I could use it all year! I LOVE it! It is a Carol Hopkins pattern/design.

Speaking of gifts to go - Jan got her surprise from me. I never thought about it this way, but I "regifted" her crumbs she gave me from her gorgeous Batik Jewels quilt. Don't they look happy in their new home?!

This weekend I had a little girl time with one of my best quilting buddies. We ate pizza, watched Christmas movies and did some hand sewing. I got this adorable star in a heart wall hanging from her.

Last week I got this really cool bag from a lady in Australia who I did a block exchange with last year. We all kind of ran behind on the last few blocks and final present and she got hers sent out. Isn't it cool.

Last night my sewing bee had a Christmas dinner. It was so nice to eat and chat, and we sewed just a little, but mostly just enjoyed each others company for Christmas. I got this lovely Carolina Snowflake made by a local artist and this salt cellar do-dad (what is the name you call these things - kotchi's or something like that) from Nann. Any way the glass part is a salt cellar and the top is made out of buttons! My favorite line in the snowflake care instructions are "If you snowflake gets hairy, clip the hairs with scissors!"

And last but not least is my new sewing caddy like the ones Sharon's husband made! Joan's (no blog) husband made this for her to give us for xmas. Aren't they fun! I guess they got tired of me talking about the awesome ones Sharon's husband made - huh?!

Wheh - I think that has everyone caught up on my life lately!

13 comments from wonderful readers:

Jan said...

You must have been a very good girl this year. Great gifts to and from you. Thanks again for my regift. I love it.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful gifts you shared! I love the little quilt you made and showed Bonnie too!

Gina said...

What gorgeous gifts you gave and received.
I love the tipsy snowmen.
I'll be showing the picture of the sewing caddy to hubby. I think he could do with a new project to work on. he just doesn't know it yet. LOL

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Unknown said...

I love the sewing caddy - I wonder if Sharon's hubbie is still making them. They are just to cute!

Cornfield Quilter said...

What wonderful gifts from such generous friends! Have a joyous Christmas and a Happy New Year! :D

McIrish Annie said...

you are a lucky lady! you must have been on the nice list this year!!

I love that sewing caddy! does he make them to sell??

Unknown said...

The snowman wall hanging is GREAT.

Karen said...

The wool wreath is just wonderful.
And I very much like your tipsy snowman.

Lady of the Cloth said...

That snowflake is incredible, I'd love to know how that was made. Lovely gifts.
Merry Christmas

rachel griffith said...

you made out like a bandit.

what a great post.
love the snowflake 'hair cutting' tidbit.
made me laugh.

and yayyy to getting your own sewing caddy.

Finn said...

Hi Dawn, what a lovely bunch of gifts, isn't it fun to be friend with such talented quilters?? A true blessing.
Have to say I love the little coins quilt you are hand quilting(the one on the sidebar). You Baptist fans have improved greatly from that first attempt way back when!! You go girl! Happy holidays, Hugs, Finn

Browndirtcottage said...

yes....ALL good stuff.....i love quilting baptist fans too

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

What wonderful home-made goodness you have going on in your neck of the woods! My son really likes the extra tall snowman (he was peeking over my shoulder as I was reading)!
Cheers! - Evelyn